Oscar González-Barreto, Ph.D., is a research scholar & FL Professor of Spanish literature and culture, and Film Studies. He is a former Associate Research Scholar of the Department of Iberia and Latin American Cultures at Columbia University (2014-2017), and former Senior Lector of Castilian-Spanish (and Creative writing) at Yale University’s Dpt. of Spanish & Portuguese (2004-2014). He also taught language; Hispanic American literature and films at the rank of T.A. at the University of California, Irvine.
He is co-author of the book, “Voces y cine en América Latina: El caso de Venezuela”. Lima: FEC., 2011.
He is currently teaching courses on Hispanic and U.S Latino cultures and narratives, film history and criticism at St Thomas Aquinas College, and Culture and language at Queens College (CUNY).
Additionally, González-Barreto is a video producer and writer, assisting and working on a series of independent community projects. He is also a member of Unidad Latina en Acción (a grassroots organization) in New Haven County, CT., and a volunteer radio programmer at WPKN 89.5 FM Radio (Bridgeport, CT); a member of LASA (Latin American Studies Association); Modern Language Association (MLA); Foreign Press Association, NY., and I.D. Studio Theater in NY.
He also enjoys sports and in his spare time -as a former elite-competitive athlete, is an avid runner and fan.
At WPKN, he hosts Jazz It Up: World Music and fills in for ¡Barricada! as needed.
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